Maryland Art Place offers a variety of opportunities to artists throughout the year ranging from exhibition open submissions and general calls for entry. Below is a listing of MAP's current opportunites. Artists and curators wishing to submit a proposal to MAP may do so through the “open submission” process which will be posted soon.


Artist Opportunities

Call for Entry: UNDER 500 2022

UNDER $500

Application Deadline: Monday, November 14 @ Midnight

UNDER $500 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Sale: Friday, December 9 | 6 pm to 10 pm 

UNDER $500 After Party: Friday, December 9 | 10 pm  to 1 am 

UNDER $500 Virtual Exhibition and Sale: Saturday, December 10 @ 10 am - Wednesday, December 14 @ 10 pm

Virtual Application HERE

Full Prospectus and printable  application form HERE

CALL FOR ENTRY: Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition & affordable art sale. The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each selected artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece must retail for $500 or less. If selected you will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work alike. Proposals should be emailed to under500@mdartplace.org no later than Monday November 14, 2022 at Midnight.  Subject line: Under $500 Application. OR fill out this FORM online.

UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. The event is ticketed ($25) however participating artists are welcomed free of charge,

UNDER $500 is a hybrid, physical and virtual exhibition event. The physical exhibition opens Friday, December 9th from 6pm-10pm. Artworks may be purchased by patrons and taken off the walls on a first come first served basis that night. All works will be wrapped in brown paper with MAP’s signature holiday bow.

The virtual sale will launch the very next day, Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10am and run through Wednesday December 14th, 10pm. The virtual sale will include more artists than the physical sale. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively, or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

MAP will maintain gallery hours Saturday, Dec. 10 through Wednesday Dec. 14th from noon-4pm for any remaining physical works that may be left for purchase.

AFTER PARTY: On December 9th, once the sale closes, MAP will open up its basement venue, UNDERBar for a post-event party, Ticket holders and artists have access to both the sales event and party. Guests can expect light fare, open bar, our fabulous drag queens and music from DJ Aran Keating of Ridiculous Entertainment. This year's theme? UGLY SWEATER!



October 12 – Call For Entry announced

November 14 – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 21 – Artists Notified of Selection

Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 3– Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Friday, December 9 (6 – 10pm) & Saturday, December 10, 2022 (12 to 4pm)– Under $500

Saturday, December 10, 10am  – Wednesday, December 14, 10pm – Virtual Exhibition & Sale


Application Requirements: 

1.     Complete contact information:

a.      Name

b.      Address

c.      Phone number

d.      Email

e.      Website


2.     Resume or CV (2 page maximum)

3.     One paragraph artist statement

4.     1 to 3 images

*label each image with LastName_Title_Medium_DateCreated. 

example: Carter_Untitled#1_oiloncanvas_2022.jpeg* 

5.     Image List including the artworks dimension. 

6.    There is no application fee this year!


NOTE: Proposals should be emailed to under500@mdartplace.org no later than Monday November 14, 2022 at Midnight. Subject line: Under $500 Application

Submission Guidelines: To apply please submit the following information to under500@mdartplace.org, subject line UNDER $500 Application before Midnight on Monday, November 14, 2022. There is NO fee to apply. OR fill out this FORM online.

IMPACT: At Hotel Indigo

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email caitlin@mdartplace.org.

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.204.1959
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org